Hundreds of other folks covered main boulevards Wednesday to catch a glimpse of the hearse bearing the ashes of singer José José, who was once memorialized in a tribute on the majestic Palace of Advantageous Arts and a Mass at one in every of Latin The united states’s maximum necessary Roman Catholic shrines.
The ashes of the Mexico Town-born singer have been flown again to Mexico aboard an army aircraft early within the day. A hearse picked up the casket with the ashes on the airport and drove to town’s downtown. Alongside the path, admirers tossed plants and waved to the passing automobile because it made its approach to the Palace of Advantageous Arts.
Family and dignitaries similar to Mexico Town Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum, Tradition Secretary Alejandra Frausto and Mexican singer Emmanuel have been readily available.
“I believe a very powerful factor was once … his emotion, his vocal high quality, his sweetness and naturally his means of making a song,” Emmanuel stated.
All over the tribute on the art-deco theater, festooned with white flower arrangements and a pink carpet lining the stairs, an orchestra performed renditions of a few of his songs, together with “El Triste,” or “The Unhappy One.”
of José José was once displayed with the phrases “How stated it was once to mention good-bye to us,” a verse from “El Triste.”
María Juana Hernández, a businesswoman, stated she noticed José José carry out two times.
“His means of making a song was once the most efficient,” she stated, however one “felt other” seeing him reside.
The Division of Tradition estimated about 15,000 other folks visited the Palace of Advantageous Arts to mention good-bye.
José José died Sept. 28 in South Florida at age 71. His relations had disagreed over the place his stays can be laid to relaxation. His frame was once cremated in Miami, and it was once agreed that part the ashes would stay there and the remaining can be dropped at Mexico.
The ashes have been taken later Wednesday to the Basilica of the Virgin of Guadalupe after which to the group the place the singer was once born.
Yolanda Molina, who got here to the shrine from the Mexico Town suburb of Ojo de Agua, stated she needed all his stays have been in combination in Mexico.
“As a result of he’s Mexican. He’ll at all times be Mexican, at all times, and he merits to be right here, entire,” Molina stated.
She added that she loves all his songs and particularly the album “Secretos,” or “Secrets and techniques.”
“I’ve listened to him since I used to be unmarried,” Molina stated, “and I can stay being attentive to him till the day I die.”
Referred to as Mexico’s “Prince of Music,” José José’s actual title was once José Sosa Ortiz. He rose to reputation within the early 1970s along with his hovering ballads.